Accreditation

The JMU Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
  • Chicago, IL 60606-6995
  • (312) 899-4876

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) reviews complaints that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation/approval standards. Any individual, for example, student, faculty, nutrition and dietetics practitioner and/or member of the public may submit a complaint against any accredited program to ACEND. However, the ACEND board does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admissions, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty or students. It acts only upon signed allegation that the program may not be compliance with the accreditation standards or policies. The complaint must be signed by the complainant. Anonymous complaints are not considered.

Complaints should be sent to ACEND at the address above only after all other options to settle the complaint through the program or JMU grievance procedures have been exhausted. ACEND policies and procedures outline how complaints are handled once received.